August 3, 2020 COVID -19 Update
Today Governor Hogan issued another Executive Order to help reduce the spread of the pandemic in Maryland. In this most recent Order the use of masks and face coverings are expanded in the State requiring their usage in public spaces when social distancing cannot be achieved.
The Order also expands the types of businesses that are allowed to re-open in the State. However, our main office will remain closed to the public, staff who are working from home will continue to do so, and residential buildings with restricted access will continue be closed to visitors. We will continue to monitor the data and science regarding COVID-19 and will remain vigilant protecting staff and our vulnerable clients.
July 22, 2020 COVID -19 Update
As our region and the nation struggles with managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AIRS | EHM | City Steps offices remain closed to the public. Our team continues to provide supportive housing services to our clients remotely and using social distancing, mandatory temperature scans and wearing PPE when in-person work is necessary to perform our duties.
We urge our clients to remain at home to reduce their exposure to the virus. Our residential programs that have restricted access to the public will maintain the current. Despite the significant inconvenience we feel that this course of action is necessary for the health and wellness of our clients and staff.
June 3, 2020 COVID-19 Update
This afternoon Governor Hogan continued his easing of COVID restrictions by announcing the beginning of “Phase 2” and further scaled back his previous Executive Orders regarding the State of Emergency. As of Friday June 5th (this Friday) most non-essential businesses will be allowed to re-open.
As stated before, this "re-opening" of Maryland will not affect the current operations at AIRS | EHM | City Steps. Our main office will remain closed to the public, staff who are working from home will continue to do so, and residential buildings with restricted access will continue to be closed to visitors.
This pandemic is not over.
Hundreds of new cases are routinely reported daily in our state and social distancing practices are not only still recommended, but remain the best way to protect our staff, clients and volunteers.
If you have any questions regarding our position or the status of our operations please let me know.
May 13, 2020 COVID-19 Update
Governor Hogan announced that Maryland will enter Phase 1 of the re-opening of our state and that the the previous "stay at home" order is being scaled back to a "safer at home" order easing the restrictions on businesses and gatherings.
This "re-opening" of Maryland will not affect the current operations at AIRS | EHM | City Steps.
Our main office will remain closed to the public, staff who are working from home will continue to do so, and residential buildings with restricted access will continue be closed to visitors. We will continue to monitor the data and science regarding COVID-19 and will remain vigilant protecting staff and our vulnerable clients.
AIRS | EHM | City Steps COVID-19 Statement
AIRS | EHM | City Steps is committed to following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as it relates to health protection. Given the growing concerns in regard to coronavirus (COVID-19), the increased community transmission in Maryland, and the State of Emergency issued by Governor Hogan, we ask that all residents, visitors, staff and volunteers follow the CDC recommendations below:
In an effort to streamline some of the information available regarding COVID-19 and the response to the pandemic we are providing the resource list* below. We’ve also included select downloadable documents as well.
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General COVID-19 Information & Resources
The following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resources provide additional information:
Resources For Baltimore City Residents
Baltimore City created a dedicated website for COVID-19 information. It contains general information about the national and local response to the virus and a list of resource for Baltimore citizens.
The Baltimore City Council produced its own COVID-19 resource site for citizens. Use the links below to quickly navigate their site.
Help and Support
Essential Resources & Information
Utilities and Services
City and State Agencies
Resources for Homeless Services Providers
*Updated July 22, 2020